Check out EPA's latest blog post, The Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination: An International Human Right, by Danny Gogal of EPA's Office of Environmental Justice. As EPA's lead for international human rights agreements, Danny explains his perspective on how Environment Justice is beginning to be recognized as a human rights issue at home and abroad. "This work is proving to be a viable avenue for raising awareness and harnessing interest in environmental justice, both domestically and internationally."
Identify and gather information on water quality threatened by industrial and non-point source pollutants; Conduct site visits, when travel funding is available, to assess conditions of the resource(s) in the project area(s); Prioritize projects according to severity of impacts and public process underway during 2008; Monitor projects, participate in public comment periods, administrative processes, assess decisions, file administrative appeals, participate in settlement discussions and, if necessary, file litigation.
As climate change brings new threats to subsistence communities across Alaska’s coastlines, a conference held in Anchorage is advocating community-based solutions, and not waiting any longer for government assistance.
By Lauren Rosenthal, KUCB - Unalaska and Liz Ruskin, APRN | July 31, 2014 - 5:19 pm
Arctic Slope Regional Corporation and a handful of North Slope village corporations now have the option to buy into offshore drilling operations in the Chukchi Sea. It’s part of a new agreement with Shell Oil. But with the future of that company’s Arctic operations up in the air, the deal raises more questions than answers.